In this episode of Let’s Be Real, we speak with Dominga Payano, a tenant organizer with Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition. Dominga represented the organization in the statewide Housing Justice for All Campaign. In an interview recorded just weeks before the campaign won a landmark victory—with the Legislature’s enactment of some of the strongest tenant laws in New York history—Dominga reflects on how she got involved in tenant organizing, her vision for housing justice in the Bronx, and what’s to come.
A letter explaining our decision to decline an invitation to meet in New York City. Under normal circumstances, we would certainly meet with the head of an important agency, even if we disagreed with policies the agency was pursuing. But the current situation is anything but normal.
Daily News — Advocacy groups will no longer recommend that undocumented immigrants get a municipal I.D. card if the city goes forward with plans to add a financial services smart-chip to them, several said Monday.
Testimony regarding the Mayoral administration’s dangerous proposed plan to partner with a financial technology or other financial services company to embed an EMV/contact and RFID/contactless chip in the next generation of IDNYC cards, to allow for broad integration with private and public services and systems.
Daily News — A new plan for putting banking smart chips in New York City IDs has advocates terrified that City Hall is inadvertently creating a backdoor for the feds to go after undocumented immigrants.
El Diario — Un informe de AARP Nueva York, revela que casi tres de cada cinco latinos mayores de 50 años van camino a padecimientos económicos en su vejez y abuelos de la Gran Manzana narran su calvario.
El Diario — ¿Los cobradores de deudas te están acosando? ¿Has sido demandado por un cobrador de deudas? ¿Un cobrador ha embargado tu cuenta bancaria? En caso de que así sea, no eres el único. Cada año los cobradores de deudas persiguen a decenas de miles de neoyorquinos, enfocando sus esfuerzos en inmigrantes y neoyorquinos de color y bajos ingresos.
The Source — Undocumented immigration has been a hot topic in recent years and the country has been deeply engaged on how to handle the “dreamers” population. “Dreamers” are immigrant children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents. In 2012, Former United States President Barack Obama announced the creation of an administrative policy temporarily protecting “dreamers” from deportation.
Staff attorney Raúl Carrillo delivered our message at a rally organized by Fed Up: The National Campaign for a Strong Economy to demand the appointment of an accountable president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The Laura Flanders Show — On this week’s Laura Flanders Show, our Co-Director Sarah Ludwig discusses the community-based work being done to counter the Trump administration and create lasting, transformational change.